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24. Early Summer – Yasujirô Ozu (1951)

First Viewing.

Reason to live number one;  all the unwatched Ozu films. I don’t need to write any more.

Marks out of ten – Nine

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16. Tokyo Story – Yasujirô Ozu (1953)

First Viewing.

One needs to view this movie in the same way you would handle a precious flower, with great tenderness, care and attention. It’s perfectly possible for one to allow this picture to be destroyed by expecting too much. It’s an incredibly subtle, and ultimately sad, depiction of family life and the human condition. It doesn’t need to be repeated that this is one of the finest movies ever made, but, in case of any confusion, it really is magnificent. It’s the kind of movie that cannot date, it’s subject will still  be relevant in any period of time and herein lies it’s greatness.

Marks out of ten – Ten

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